Careers

WORKING AT KENES – A GLOBAL COMPANY, THAT FEELS LIKE HOME 

­Creating a truly remarkable event takes professionals. Creating 3,600 conferences in more than 100 cities around the globe, with over 160,000 participants per year, takes a very special kind of passion. The kind you’ll find every day in the people that work at Kenes. For over fifty years, we’ve been nurturing talent and providing opportunities for career growth. It’s the reason we are one of the world’s leading Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs). If you are serious about events, come join our growing family.

Kenes is keen on building and maintaining a global team of confident, competent, customer-oriented employees. We are more than 350 strong – a true ‘family’ of dedicated professionals who provide the best possible service and support to clients around the globe. Simply put, Kenes employees are initiative-takers, doers, starters, and finishers.

At Kenes, we ask you to bring your personality to work. We aim to reflect the diverse nature of society and value our employees’ contributions irrespective of age, sex, race, or religion. We are a team of multinational, multicultural, multilingual and multitalented individuals. Kenes is looking for creative, ambitious and dedicated individuals to join our team. We offer the opportunity for personal and professional growth, with a competitive salary and benefits package.

If you are interested in joining a uniquely professional and enthusiastic team, view the open positions below or send your CV to careers@kenes.com.

You want to see behind the scenes? Have a look at the first birthday celebration video from our newest addition – the Sofia Office: https://youtu.be/esP1Mi3RyS8

Marketing Support Assistant (Student Position) – Tel Aviv

Kenes Group is looking for a highly-motivated Marketing Support Assistant who will be responsible for supporting the marketing team. This position is part-time – 3 days per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality assurance for the marketing team: websites, newsletters, etc.
  • Research potential clients and leads for congresses, check competing congresses
  • Assisting in preparation of marketing materials
  • Other administrative assistance: preparations of presentations for meetings, inputting data in our online CRM, etc.

Requirements:

  • Native English language knowledge, both written and verbal
  • Highly detail-oriented, well organised, attention to detail and accuracy processing vast amounts of data
  • Ability to work independently, highly reliable, reporting to management if/when problems arise
  • An excellent team player
  • Highly service oriented
  • Willing to work 3 days a week (20 hours) can be combined with from the office and outside of the office

Education & Experience:

  • Knowledge of marketing in the medical meetings industry – an advantage
  • English – native or mother tongue level
  • Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience working in SalesForce (CRM) – an advantage

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #13-2019

Industry Intelligence Analyst – Tel Aviv

Kenes Group has an exciting opportunity for an Industry Intelligence Analyst to join a team of leading research experts.

We are looking for a candidate with knowledge in pharma, life science, and healthcare. In this role, you will deliver insightful research on issues across the healthcare and industry sector,  create business intelligence research reports, and support the sales team.

Responsibilities:

  • Extensive industry and market research
    • Monitoring industry news channels and scientific publications
    • Analysis of industry trends and translating insights
    • Follow the pipeline developments, patents, industry changes as mergers, acquisitions, clinical trials
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the therapeutic areas and their marketing dynamics
  • Support the sales department and management with:
    • Developing and providing business intelligence reports
    • Preparing competitive analysis for the Kenes Group clients: validation of the topics and industry support, drawing suggestion for the potential new topics and more
    • Creating forecasts and sales target analysis
  • Follow the compliance codes and regulations

Requirements:

  • Background in deep research and analysis
  • Excellent research and organisational skills
  • Multi-tasking skills, quick learner
  • Self-management and independent work style
  • Team player
  • M.Sc. in pharmacology, life science, biology or related discipline; Ph.D. – an advantage

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #12-2019

Hotel Operations Specialist – Tel Aviv

Kenes Group is looking for a Hotel Operations Specialist who will be responsible for providing professional services in the area of Hotel Reservations for Groups and FITs.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer support to all Kenes Group clients
  • Conduct all hotels reservations along with payments, billing, invoicing, amendments, cancellations, etc.
  • Update the Kenes Group allotment systems with the necessary data
  • Communicate efficiently on a daily basis with all external suppliers, negotiate rates and deadlines
  • Work closely with all Kenes Group departments and project teams, outside suppliers, including hotels, local agents, wholesalers, pharmaceutical companies and travel agencies around the world
  • Meet and exceed the hotels’ operations targets
  • The position requires occasional travel abroad, including representing Kenes Group on-site at congresses (4-5 times a year)
  • Availability and willingness to work outside standard office hours, on weekends and holidays during congresses

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, where multitasking is required together with work under pressure for long periods, prioritising and meeting tight deadlines
  • Highly service oriented
  • An excellent team player
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented and organised
  • Ability to work independently, highly reliable, reporting to management if/when problems arise

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree – an advantage
  • Minimum of two years of experience in hotels, tourism, travel, or the events industry
  • Knowledge of rates and other established concepts in the hotel industry – an advantage
  • Extensive experience in a global work environment
  • Fluent English, verbal and written communication (mother-tongue level), other European languages – an advantage
  • Computer skills – full comprehension of Microsoft Office, ERP systems, interfaces between different systems

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #11-2019

Sales Support Assistant (Student Position) – Tel Aviv

Kenes Group is looking for a highly-motivated Sales Support Assistant who will be responsible for supporting the Industry Liaison & Sales team. This position is part-time – 3 days per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality assurance for the Sales team: websites, reporting, etc.
  • Research potential clients for congresses, competing congresses
  • Research the industry trends and analyse opportunities for our congresses
  • Preparation of pre-sales materials such as online prospectus, preliminary brochures
  • Other administrative assistance: preparations of presentations for meetings, inputting data in our online CRM, etc.

Requirements:

  • Highly detail-oriented, well organised, attention to detail and accuracy processing vast amounts of data
  • Ability to work independently, highly reliable, reporting to management if/when problems arise
  • An excellent team player
  • Highly service oriented
  • Willing to work 3 days a week (20 hours) can be combined with from the office and outside of the office

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum 1-year experience in sales support, corporate administration or events industry
  • Knowledge of sales in the medical meetings industry – an advantage
  • English – native or mother tongue level
  • Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience working in SalesForce (CRM) – an advantage

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #10-2019

Industry Liaison & Sales Associate – Amsterdam | Tel Aviv

As a member of the Kenes Group Industry Liaison & Sales team, the Associate will be responsible for maximising income from sponsorship and exhibition sales, as well as relationship building with the relevant industry representatives for your assigned congresses.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed assigned targets for profitable sales objectives in the relevant congresses and industries
  • Grow and further develop existing and new business, and meet established goals
  • Proactively assess, clarify, and validate customers’ needs on an ongoing basis
  • Plan sales and pricing strategy for each project, develop Industry Prospectus and manage all partnerships including soliciting, creating and responding to offers with proposals
  • Establish productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned customer accounts (pharma/medical device companies and others), while prospecting for new ones
  • Conduct successful negotiations with clients (potential sponsors and exhibitors)
  • Be the main contact for industry (pharma/medical device companies and others) and act as a liaison between companies and conference project teams for your assigned congresses
  • Proactively provide reports to the Senior Account Manager, project teams, and clients

Requirements:

  • Target and results oriented
  • Highly motivated, over-achiever, team player, and facilitator
  • Ability to think out-of-the-box
  • Direct, honest communication style
  • Exceptional client/interpersonal skills – written, verbal and presentation
  • Ability to work independently

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline; MBA – an advantage
  • 3 years of proven sales experience, events industry – an advantage
  • Native or mother-tongue English; additional European languages – an advantage
  • Previous work experience in an international environment with global offices/markets
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of SalesForce (CRM) – an advantage
  • Moderate travel (20%)

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #09-2019

Procurement Specialist – Amsterdam

Kenes Group is looking for an experienced Procurement Specialist to manage the company’s core purchasing process for the hotels and venues sector. The Procurement Specialist reports directly to the Procurement Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage hotel and venue purchasing activities/processes
  • Research, analysis, and approval of preferred suppliers, mainly hotels, venues and travel services
  • Preliminary supplier negotiations and contracting
  • Managing the purchasing lifecycle, including planning, RFI/RFP/RFQ, purchase orders, goods/services receipts, and non-conformity reports
  • Monitor and process payments and invoices
  • Reporting, including spending analysis, pricing trends, market impact, risk analysis, and SCM performance reports

Requirements:

  • A highly analytical, performance-driven individual with strategic thinking
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Service-oriented team player with excellent communication skills

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree – an advantage
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in negotiations/contracting and/or operations in the hotels/tourism/travel/professional events sector/ or corporate in-house travel
  • Experience managing large purchasing volume portfolios
  • Experience working in an international, multicultural environment
  • Native or mother-tongue English; additional European languages – an advantage
  • Computer skills – computer literate, including Microsoft Office and ERP systems
  • Moderate travel – 2-5 times per year

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #05-2019

Product Marketing Coordinator – Sofia

Kenes Group is looking for a highly motivated Product Marketing Coordinator. This is a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the global product world. The Product Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for providing daily support to the Product Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Product Manager by assisting and implementing product marketing activities
  • Assist with day to day product marketing tasks
  • Coordinate delivery and execution with external vendors
  • Work closely with meeting planners to ensure flawless onsite performance
  • Onsite assistance – provide support to onsite teams during congresses
  • Assist with website briefings, production and updates
  • Produce written content for websites
  • Specify market requirements (MRD) for existing and future products, according to marketing strategy
  • Travel (international) to events (25%)

Requirements:

  • Strong team player
  • Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent written and communications skills
  • Interest in creating, developing, testing, and analysing new and existing products
  • Technological and analytical orientation
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Close attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong project management skills

Education & Experience:

  • 1-2 years of experience in product development/product operations/project management
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, marketing or related field – an advantage
  • Experience in the web interface and UX design
  • English – native or mother tongue level– written and spoken

Please email your CV to: tama_smoler@matrix-global.info

Position Code: #04-2019

Marketing Coordinator – Tel Aviv | Sofia

Kenes Group is looking for a highly motivated Marketing Coordinator to join its global marketing team. This is a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the international marketing world. The marketing coordinator will handle several of the main marketing deliverables in the Kenes event promotion campaigns, including email marketing, cross promotions, collateral design and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Marketing Manager by assisting and implementing marketing activities
  • Assist with day to day marketing tasks, coordinate marketing and promotional activities within the team
  • Ensure the execution of tasks and campaign management
  • Liaise with designers for marketing collateral production, such as flyers, brochures and exhibition-related projects
  • Assist with website briefings, production and website updates
  • Produce written content for website and online newsletters
  • Write and execute promotional emails
  • Coordinate and implement promotional activities targeting societies and events
  • Oversee and monitor online PPC campaigns
  • Report on marketing activities

Requirements:

  • Strong collaboration skills and experience with working as a team player
  • Great attention to details
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Confident and outgoing personality
  • Strong understanding of the principles of marketing
  • Organised and accountable for efficiently handling multiple tasks
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing or advertising, or a related field
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ professional experience in marketing
  • English native or mother tongue level – written and spoken

 

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #22-2018

Procurement Specialist, Hotels & Venues – Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Sofia

Kenes Group is looking for an experienced Procurement Specialist to manage the company’s core purchasing process for the hotels and venues sector. The Procurement Specialist is reporting directly to the Procurement Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage hotel and venue purchasing activities/processes
  • Research, analysis, and approval of preferred suppliers, mainly hotels, venues and travel services
  • Preliminary supplier negotiations and contracting
  • Managing the purchasing lifecycle, including planning, RFI/RFP/RFQ, purchase orders, goods/services receipts and non-conformity reports
  • Monitor and process payments and invoices
  • Reporting, including spending analysis, pricing trends, market impact, risk analysis and SCM performance reports

Requirements:

  • Highly analytical, performance driven individual with strategic thinking
  • Ability to work on multiple projects/multitasking in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Service oriented team player with excellent communication skills

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree – an advantage
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in negotiations/contracting and/or operations in the Hotels/Tourism/Travel/Professional Events sector or corporate in-house travel
  • Experience managing large purchasing volume portfolios
  • Experience working in an international, multicultural environment
  • Native or mother-tongue English; additional European languages – an advantage
  • Computer skills – computer literate, including Microsoft Office and ERP systems
  • Moderate travel – 2-5 times per year

Please email your CV to:

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